The Last of the Neanderthal

Geology indicates that there has been a direct tectonic connection between Europe and Africa across the zones of Gibraltar and Rif on the one hand, and Calabria and Sicily on the other, at least since the end of the Paleozoic, contradicting plate-tectonic claims of significant displacement between Europe and Africa during this period.

By 6 million years ago, Spain and Africa collided, raising a mountain barrier and sealing off the western end of the Mediterranean. River inflow is not enough to maintain the level of the Mediterranean, which dries out.

It is widely believed that H. erectus originally migrated from Africa during the Early Pleistocene, around 2.0 million years ago, and dispersed throughout most of the Old World, reaching as far as Southeast Asia.
But there were already another race of H. erectus habitating Europe. In fact they were lost ancestors, that got separated when both continents ripped apart.
The Gibraltar Strait was now open and they couldn't migrate South to Africa like they undoubtedly used to do when both continents wre connected.
They were Neanderthals, and they had evolved adapting to the rough environment. And so, they started to grow hair to fend off the cold, and adapted to bush or jungle conditions, hence his shorter average height.
Cro-Magnon evolved on open plains, hence his tallness, his long-sightness, and right-handness.
No need for hair either, when living in warm climates.

A vey large portion of the Neanderthal population perished in Poseidonis, an island about the size of Ireland, situated in the Atlantic Ocean opposite the strait of Gibraltar, that sank in a major cataclysm in 9565 BC.
Geologist Christian O'Brien believes that Poseidonis was a large mid-Atlantic ridge island centred on the Azores, that had originally measured 720 km across from east to west, and 480 km from north to south, with high mountain ranges rising over 3660 metres above sea level. Before or during its submergence, it tilted by about 0.4° with the result that the south coast sank about 3355 metres but the north coast only some 1830 metres. Only the mountain peaks remained above the waters, and now form the ten islands of the Azores. O'Brien thinks the island could have sunk within a period of a few years or even months, and points out that six areas of hot spring fields (associated with volcanic disturbances) are known in the mid-Atlantic ridge area, and four of them lie in the Kane-Atlantis area close to the Azores.

The rest of the European Neanderthals were wiped out in a relatively short period of time. They vanished at exactly the same time that Cro-Magnon started to colonize Europe, bringing along lethal sexual transmitted diseases.

But the last ones that could interbred with the new-comers did pass on their genes and produced hybrids that are today's Iberians.
And British...
People of Celtic ancestry were thought to have descended from tribes of central Europe. Professor Sykes, who is soon to publish the first DNA map of the British Isles, said: "About 6,000 years ago Iberians developed ocean-going boats that enabled them to push up the Channel.
Before they arrived, there were some human inhabitants of Britain but only a few thousand in number. These people were later subsumed into a larger Celtic tribe... The majority of people in the British Isles are actually descended from the Spanish."

If you look at History, you'll see that both countries, Spain and Britain, have conquered about every corner of the world. Many would argue that this is a symbol of lack of humanity, but the truth is that 500 years ago any country would have tried to expand their borders and only the ones with available military force could do it. It happens even in today's civilized world.
Although the main objective clearly was looting, both countries also made an effort to export their beliefs to the conquered territories, Spain in the form of religion, and Britain as cultural assets.

If two small nations like Spain and Britain had agreed to join their forces, they will now control Planet Earth.
Instead they chose to fight each other.
Typically Neandertalish.



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